MLB Game Capsules

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Updated: June 5, 2013

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Final Score: Philadelphia 7, Miami 3 (11 innings)

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – John Mayberry tied the game with a solo shot in the 10th and then won it with a grand slam in the 11th, as the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Miami Marlins, 7-3, in the middle test of a three-game set Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. After the Marlins took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 10th, Mayberry led off the bottom half with a line- drive shot into the seats in left-center field. Michael Stutes (1-0) then worked around a two-out single in the 11th before Domonic Brown reached first on Miami reliever Edgar Olmos’ fielding error with one out in the home half. Brown moved to second on pinch-hitter Kyle Kendrick’s bunt before Olmos (0-1) intentionally walked Freddy Galvis and issued a four-pitch free pass to Erik Kratz to load the bases. Facing a 1-1 count, Mayberry scorched a fastball into the first row in left field to send the Phillies to their third straight victory. Kratz added a game-tying double in the seventh, while Delmon Young registered an RBI and a run scored in the victory. Rob Brantly and Casey Kotchman each knocked in a run for the Marlins, who had won three straight before dropping the first two games of this set.

Final Score: Washington 3, New York 2

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Steve Lombardozzi hit the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Washington Nationals rallied to down the New York Mets, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set at Nationals Park. Lombardozzi’s fly ball scored Adam LaRoche, who drove in the game-tying run with a single earlier in the ninth. Bobby Parnell (4-2) took the hill for the Mets in the final inning holding a 2-1 lead. Ryan Zimmerman, though, opened up the action with a double to right- center. Zimmerman advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored the tying run on LaRoche’s RBI single through the right side. Parnell remained in the game and served up a double to Ian Desmond, then was forced to intentionally walk Roger Bernadina to load the bases. That’s when Lombardozzi battled through a lengthy at-bat and drove a slicing fly ball to left that easily plated the game-winner. Tyler Clippard (4-1) earned the win after relieving Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann in the top of the ninth.

Final Score: Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 4 (10 innings)

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Andrelton Simmons knocked in the game-winning run in the 10th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in second installment of a three-game set at Turner Field. With runners on first and second an one out, Simmons cracked a fly ball to deep right field, scoring Dan Uggla without a throw. Simmons finished the game 3-for-5 with a run scored, B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer and Freddie Freeman doubled and drove in a pair of runs for the Braves, winners in four straight. Anthony Varvaro (3-0) worked a perfect 10th inning to pick up the win. Starter Mike Minor gave up four runs — two earned — on four hits while fanning six. Gaby Sanchez and Pedro Alvarez each cracked a solo shot and Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI for the Pirates, who have dropped four of their last five games. Mark Melancon (1-1) was charged with the loss after giving up the game-winner.

Final Score: Colorado 5, Cincinnati 4

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Troy Tulowitzki came through with the go- ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning, helping the Colorado Rockies edge the Cincinnati Reds, 5-4, in the middle edition of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park. Jonathan Herrera contributed three hits and two RBI, while Dexter Fowler added a run-scoring hit for the Rockies, who snapped a six-game losing streak against the Reds dating back to last season. Josh Outman (2-0) recorded the final two outs in the seventh to snag the win, while Rex Brothers shut the door in the ninth for his second save. Ryan Hanigan drove in two runs and Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 — his fourth straight two-hit game — with one RBI and two runs scored for the Reds. Homer Bailey bounced back from his worst outing of the year, surrendering three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts over seven frames. He was primed for the win until Sam LeCure (1-1) dished a full-count, belt- high fastball that Tulowitzki slammed to left center following a walk to Carlos Gonzalez.

Final Score: Arizona 7, St. Louis 6 (14 innings)

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Paul Goldschmidt scorched a go-ahead single in the top of the 14th inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-6, in the second test of a four-game set Tuesday at Busch Stadium. After the Cardinals left runners on the corners in the bottom of the 13th, St. Louis reliever Victor Marte (0-1) issued a pair of walks around a fielder’s choice bunt before Goldschmidt ripped a base hit up the middle to plate the deciding run. Josh Collmenter (2-0) earned the victory after striking out five over four scoreless innings of relief work. Heath Bell worked around a leadoff double in the bottom of the 14th to secure his 10th save. Goldschmidt finished with three hits, two RBI and a run scored, while A.J. Pollock belted a three-run blast for the Diamondbacks, who had won two straight before dropping Monday’s series opener by a 7-1 count. David Freese collected four hits to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, while Allen Craig clubbed a two-run homer and Shane Robinson added a solo shot for St. Louis, which went a woeful 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position.

Final Score: Los Angeles 9, San Diego 7

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – After an impressive major league debut on Monday, Yasiel Puig put on quite an encore Tuesday. Puig clubbed the first two homers of his career and finished with five RBI to help the Los Angeles Dodgers outlast the San Diego Padres, 9-7, in the middle test of a three-game series at Dodgers Stadium. The 22-year-old Cuban defector also doubled in the Dodgers’ second straight victory, with Tim Federowicz adding a two-run shot and Luis Cruz contributing an RBI double and two runs scored in the victory. J.P. Howell (2-0) earned the victory despite giving up a run over 1 2/3 innings of relief work. Brandon League pitched a perfect ninth to nail down his 13th save. After missing Monday’s opener, San Diego outfielder Carlos Quentin homered among his three hits in his first game back in LA since inciting a benches- clearing brawl that left Los Angeles pitcher Zack Greinke with a broken collar bone. Kyle Blanks belted a two-run homer and Chris Denorfia smacked a solo shot and finished with two RBI for the Padres, who have lost three straight. Tyson Ross (0-2) was tagged for three runs on four hits over 2 1/3 innings of relief to absorb the loss.

Final Score: Milwaukee 4, Oakland 3 (10 innings)

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Yuniesky Betancourt drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Milwaukee Brewers defeat the Oakland Athletics, 4-3, in the second of a three-game interleague series at Miller Park. Carlos Gomez’s fielder’s choice groundout put a runner on first with two outs in the 10th before Betancourt smacked a line drive to right- center, scoring Gomez from first for the deciding run off Oakland’s Pat Neshek (1-1). John Axford (2-3) picked up the win after working around a walk in the top of the 10th. Jean Segura drove in two runs with a triple as part of a three-run eighth inning and Aramis Ramirez tied the game at 3-3 with a one-out RBI bloop single. Yoenis Cespedes recorded his first career multi-homer game, accounting for all of Oakland’s offense, scoring two runs and driving in three off his two homers in the setback. The Athletics had won 15 of 17 following Monday’s 10-2 trouncing in the series opener, while Milwaukee snapped a five- game home losing streak.

Final Score: San Francisco 2, Toronto 1

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – Andres Torres hit a two-run homer to back seven solid innings from Tim Lincecum, as the San Francisco Giants beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1, in the opener of a brief two-game series. Lincecum (4-5) gave up one run on three hits while striking out six for the Giants, who have won two in a row since a two-game skid. The right-hander had lost his previous three starts. Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who fell to 2-4 on a seven-game road trip. Toronto starter Josh Johnson (0-2), who was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game, allowed two runs — one earned — on six hits while striking out six over seven innings. The right-hander appeared in his first game since being sidelined with right triceps soreness in late April.

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Chicago Cubs 3

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Albert Pujols’ go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning proved to be the difference-maker in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a brief two-game interleague series at Angel Stadium. Howie Kendrick drove in one run, while Pujols also provided a sacrifice fly for the Angels, who entered the game after being swept in a four-game series by the lowly Houston Astros. Robert Coello (2-1) earned the win after tossing a scoreless eighth inning. Pujols, who last homered on May 23, went deep off Carlos Villanueva (1-4), who was charged with the loss. Ryan Sweeney, Nate Schierholtz and Alfonso Soriano all drove in one run apiece for the Cubs, losers of three straight.

Final Score: New York 4, Cleveland 3

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Mark Teixeira belted a three-run homer and David Phelps bounced back from a horrendous last start to help pitch the Yankees to a 4-3 decision over the Cleveland Indians in the middle test of a three-game series. Six days after recording just one out while being rocked for five runs in a loss to the rival Mets, Phelps (4-3) yielded only one hit and scattered four walks while striking out seven over six shutout innings to lead the Yankees to a second straight win in this set and deal the Indians a seventh consecutive road defeat. Teixeira, who delivered a grand slam in Monday’s 7-4 verdict over the Tribe, capped a four-run third inning against Cleveland starter Scott Kazmir with his blast and finished 2-for-3. Ichiro Suzuki came through with an RBI single earlier in the frame. Kazmir (3-3) fanned seven over six innings and allowed seven hits, five of which came in succession during New York’s outburst in the third. Drew Stubbs accounted for all of the Indians’ scoring with a three-run homer in the seventh inning and had two of Cleveland’s four hits.

Final Score: Detroit 10, Tampa Bay 1

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Anibal Sanchez outpitched the previously undefeated Matt Moore as the Detroit Tigers pounded the Tampa Bay Rays, 10-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Comerica Park. Moore (8-1) was trying to become the sixth-youngest starter since 1916 to begin the season 9-0, but surrendered six runs on seven hits and a career high-tying six walks before being pulled with no outs in the third inning. Prince Fielder led Detroit’s offensive surge with a home run and four RBI during a three-hit night, while Omar Infante homered and drove in three for the Tigers, who had lost five of six games entering the series. The production was more than enough as Sanchez (6-5) twirled seven innings of one-run ball while striking out nine and allowing just four hits and a walk.

Final Score: Boston 17, Texas 5

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Mike Carp homered during a 3-for-4 performance which included three RBI and as many runs scored, as Boston set a season high for offense with a 17-5 demolition of Texas in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park. Jackie Bradley, Jr. homered and knocked in three, while David Ortiz added a pair of hits and also drove in three for the Red Sox, who were coming off a series win in the Bronx and have won eight of their last 11 overall. Daniel Nava ended up with three hits, scored four times and added an RBI, Stephen Drew went deep among his four hits and knocked in a pair, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia contributed a home run, three hits and two runs driven in. Ryan Dempster (3-6) did well enough to win, allowing five hits and three runs with six strikeouts over seven innings. Jeff Baker and Mitch Moreland each hit a two-run shot, while A.J. Pierzynski hit safely three times for the Rangers, who stumbled to their fifth loss in the last eight. Justin Grimm (5-4) departed after recording only five outs, charged with seven hits and eight runs while walking three.

Final Score: Baltimore 4, Houston 1

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Chris Tillman fired seven strong innings and the Baltimore Orioles put an end to the Houston Astros’ string of six straight wins with a 4-1 victory at Minute Maid Park to open a three-game series between the clubs. The American League bottom-feeding Astros had returned home off a 6-0 road trip, but Tillman (5-2) halted that momentum by yielding just one run and four hits to go along with a season-best eight strikeouts. He had support from the last two spots of the Orioles’ batting order, with Ryan Flaherty going 2-for-4 with an RBI single and Danny Valencia cracking a solo homer in Baltimore’s fifth triumph in its last six tests. The Orioles also scored a pair of runs off Houston errors that helped spoil a solid seven- inning performance from Astros starter Lucas Harrell. Harrell (4-7) held Baltimore to two runs — one earned — and five hits while fanning six without a walk in the hard-luck defeat. Brandon Barnes had two of the Astros’ five hits, including a solo homer off Tillman in the sixth inning.

Final Score: Minnesota 3, Kansas City 0

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – The Kansas City Royals set a new record for futility with Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Royals suffered their 11th straight defeat at Kauffman Stadium to establish a new club record for consecutive home losses in one season. Kansas City lost its first 10 home games to start the 2012 season. Ryan Doumit paced the Twins’ offense with a solo homer and two RBI. Josh Willingham added an RBI single for Minnesota, which has won three in a row and seven of eight. Samuel Deduno (2-1) tossed six-plus scoreless frames for the visitors. The right-hander gave up four hits while striking out five. Meanwhile, Kansas City starting pitchers continued to struggle. Luis Mendoza (1-3) allowed three runs on seven hits to go with three walks over 4 1/3 innings.

Final Score: Seattle 7, Chicago 4

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Raul Ibanez gave Felix Hernandez some support with a home run and four RBI, and the Seattle Mariners handed the Chicago White Sox an eighth straight loss, 7-4, in the middle portion of a three-game series at Safeco Field. Nick Franklin and Kendrys Morales each had two hits and an RBI to back a solid start by Hernandez (7-4), who limited the White Sox to six hits and four runs over 7 1/3 innings. Hernandez’s counterpart was a fellow former Cy Young Award winner, but Jake Peavy (6-4) wasn’t around long due to rib soreness in his right side. Before exiting, Peavy surrendered six runs for the second consecutive time out and was knocked around for seven hits in just 2 1/3 frames. Adam Dunn hit a solo home run for Chicago, which ended a seven-game string of scoring three runs or less but still came up short.

Final Score: Milwaukee 4, Oakland 3 (10 innings)

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Yuniesky Betancourt drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Milwaukee Brewers defeat the Oakland Athletics, 4-3, in the second of a three-game interleague series at Miller Park. Carlos Gomez’s fielder’s choice groundout put a runner on first with two outs in the 10th before Betancourt smacked a line drive to right- center, scoring Gomez from first for the deciding run off Oakland’s Pat Neshek (1-1). John Axford (2-3) picked up the win after working around a walk in the top of the 10th. Jean Segura drove in two runs with a triple as part of a three-run eighth inning and Aramis Ramirez tied the game at 3-3 with a one-out RBI bloop single. Yoenis Cespedes recorded his first career multi-homer game, accounting for all of Oakland’s offense, scoring two runs and driving in three off his two homers in the setback. The Athletics had won 15 of 17 following Monday’s 10-2 trouncing in the series opener, while Milwaukee snapped a five- game home losing streak.

Final Score: San Francisco 2, Toronto 1

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – Andres Torres hit a two-run homer to back seven solid innings from Tim Lincecum, as the San Francisco Giants beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1, in the opener of a brief two-game series. Lincecum (4-5) gave up one run on three hits while striking out six for the Giants, who have won two in a row since a two-game skid. The right-hander had lost his previous three starts. Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who fell to 2-4 on a seven-game road trip. Toronto starter Josh Johnson (0-2), who was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game, allowed two runs — one earned — on six hits while striking out six over seven innings. The right-hander appeared in his first game since being sidelined with right triceps soreness in late April.

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Chicago Cubs 3

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Albert Pujols’ go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning proved to be the difference-maker in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a brief two-game interleague series at Angel Stadium. Howie Kendrick drove in one run, while Pujols also provided a sacrifice fly for the Angels, who entered the game after being swept in a four-game series by the lowly Houston Astros. Robert Coello (2-1) earned the win after tossing a scoreless eighth inning. Pujols, who last homered on May 23, went deep off Carlos Villanueva (1-4), who was charged with the loss. Ryan Sweeney, Nate Schierholtz and Alfonso Soriano all drove in one run apiece for the Cubs, losers of three straight.